NOTE: Due to COVID this program is currently suspended until further notice.
The Rescue Village Reading Program was designed for kids ages 6+ to help our shelter animals become more adoptable and bring comfort to the animals. It reduces the anxiety of the animals, nurtures empathy in children and is a great way for kids to practice their reading skills with a captive listener!
One parent is required to attend the training and must accompany the child every time they come to read. Closed-toe, rubber-soled shoes are required to protect your feet and give better traction when walking through animal areas. New readers will attend one 60 minute orientation and tour. During the orientation they will learn the ins and outs of the shelter and be given a schedule of available reading hours.
Please note that preregistration is required and there is limited space available. There is a $5 fee for the program to help defray the cost of the program. Kids will receive reading incentives and a Rescue Village Reading Program T-shirt.
We ask all interested volunteers to complete the registration form below and you will be contacted to schedule an orientation.